Meanwhile, Davies ploughed his lonely furrow working his socks off for the benefit of others.
He said: "I've been doing that for years. In my first season under Big Sam Allardyce I was involved in 75 per cent of all our goals.
"The goals tally has never been prolific but I've been involved in a lot of them. Why has it taken so long to get an England call?
"Maybe the lack of goals. But I have the opportunity now. You never give up. At the back of your mind you are always hopeful.
"I've always been confident in my own ability and felt that I could do a job at international level but it has never quite happened for me. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"There was some great quality out in training but I didn't feel overawed.
"I scored with a header, really enjoyed the session and I'm looking forward to the days ahead."